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Sep 20, 2010 7:30pm PDT
between shanghai and san francisco. san francisco is well-known for it's cultural diversity, and it has always a long-standing and profound friendship with the chinese people. the former mayor, diane feinstein proclaimed the inception of the sister-city relationship between the two cities. and thanks to the concerted efforts after these 30 years. this relationship has achieved remarkable and substantial rulls. there have been 225 projects of cooperation between the two cities. many chinese companies have found a home here. i think what is more significant is that this city is going to stage a san francisco place at the world expo in shanghai. that is an expression of profound friendship and strong special bonds between our two cities, and it will surely give new impetus to the friendship and cooperation between our two cities. this sculpture will stay here for a period of time. i think it will help local people to understand china, understand chinese history, chinese culture and the chinese philosophy of harmony. it will remind us to work hard to promote our mutual understanding and cap
Sep 20, 2010 10:30pm PDT
with the world premiere of three heads, six arms. the artist came from shanghai to help us celebrate the unavailing. we had a chance to speak with him about his work. >> the san francisco arts commission is pleased to be celebrating their relationship between san high and san francisco. the shanghai and san francisco. this is a 30 relationship that stretches back to win dianne feinstein was the mayor of san francisco. we premiered a new work of art here in san francisco called the three heads, six arms. welcome to san francisco. thank you for bringing your extraordinary sculpture. can you tell me about what inspired you to create this sculpture? >> this started with some trips that i took years ago. i went to to bed and i saw a lot of statues and i started to really feel the spiritual life of people in tibet. it really inspires me and i went back to shanghai and i started the creation of this. >> we see that one of the heads of the bullet it is your face. can you talk about the significance of that? -- we see that one of the heads of the buddha is your face. >> i started doing public
Sep 20, 2010 7:00pm PDT
to learn the complex and dramatic sage of its dramatic journey from shanghai to san francisco. it is very complex to bring a project of this sale to for -- of this scale to fruition at the top of my list, and must think the artist. [applause] he has given us the true honor and privilege of displaying his wonderful sculpture and our most public places. i also want to thank mayor newsom for giving me arts commission and the mandate to do something big and spectacular for the city. that is all i needed to hear to get something -- to get me going. i hope we have achieved what you desire. i am glad we pleased the mayor. we always want to do that. with the approval of my boss and the arts commission -- without their approval, this would have been dead in the water. thank you to all of them for supporting this idea. with their usual enthusiasm for placing art, i p want i phiwantk the department of support of the sculpture. it was after was able to verify that the 30,000 pound weight would not crashed into the parking garage. engineering also contributed to this project. so many people gave and g
Sep 27, 2010 10:30pm PDT
york and beijing, now shanghai. you made a very conscious decision to lend this culture to san francisco as opposed to having it premier as an exhibition at another museum. >> i am very satisfied with the turnout and i lived in new york for 8 years and all of my children were born in new york. i already have the american spirit. i am proud to be here and i really appreciate the spirit of committing to things and being honored and being collaborative. when i flashed back to my career, i think about what an artist can do is a teeny tiny thing. i want to contribute to the hall human society. what art can do is just this tiny bit. >> your invitation has already proven to be a great success and we really look forward to spending time with your sculpture. thank you for being part of "culture wire." >> thank you for being part of this project. >> thank you for watching. join us for future episodes. you can >> welcome to culturewater. in 2001, the san francisco arts commission and tampa does go public library established an arts master plan for the city soon to be renovated branch libr
Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm PDT
travel agencies in beijing, shanghai and elsewhere last week to stop promoting tours to japan. he added it has yet to be revoked. mizahata said many chinese tourists are expected to come to japan october 1st through the 7th, when china celebrates its founding. the agency, however, has found that reservations have dropped significantly after the holiday period, defying earlier expectations. it's closely monitoring the situation and is urging travel agencies in china to promote trips to japan through the internet. >>> the united states has imposed sanctions on eight iranian officials for violating human rights during and after the country's presidential election in june last year. the u.s. government says the sanctions target eight senior iranian officials. they include the commander of the islamic revolutionary guard, mohammed ali jaafari and the prosecutor general, golam hussein mofseni ajai. the sanctions freeze any assets the eight might own and bars them from traveling to the united states. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary timothy geithner told a news co
Sep 27, 2010 7:00pm PDT
slightly. and shanghai is currently down 0.4%. and the sse composite down 0.2%. >>> cabinet ministers in charge of smaller enterprises from the asian pacific economic corporation will meet to discuss business growth strategies. the two-day meeting to begin on saturday in central japan will focus on creating a strategy that includes support for small and mid-sized firms. it is expected to stress that the key to growth is to nurture small businesses which will drive tenlg logical innovation and help create jobs. ministers are scheduled to issue a joint statement on the final day. >>> major japanese consumer lend lend lend lender takafuji is set to file for bankruptcy. their performance deteriorated due to tough regulations on consumer lenders. the new rules require lenders to pay back large amounts of excessive interest charged to borrowers in the past. they include a government mandate capping lending to individual borrowers at one-third of their income. they have repaid $4.8 billion worth of interest. but the amount will likely continue to rise. while the lender receives 10,000 reques
Aug 31, 2010 7:00pm PDT
.2% higher, currently up just a fraction. the shanghai index for major blue chips is down 0.2% and in shanghai the shenzhen composite is down 0.1%. back to the main news with catherine. >> thanks very much, ines. >>> u.s. president barack obama has declared an end to u.s. combat missions in iraq. in a televised speech from the oval office on tuesday. the operations had been ongoing for more than seven years. >> tonight i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. "operation iraqi freedom" is over and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. this was my pledge to the american people as a candidate for this office. last february i announced a plan that would bring our combat brigades out of iraq while redoubling our efforts to strengthen iraq's security forces and support its government and people. that's what we've done. we've removed nearly 100,000 u.s. troops from iraq. we've closed or transferred to the iraqis hundreds of bases. and we have moved millions of pieces of equipment out of iraq. our combat mission i
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm PDT
, and a shanghai based subsidiary. china state run news agency says the four are being interrogated by national security authorities in hebei province. japanese embassy officials say they were informed by chinese authorities that the men had been in custody since monday. they say they are trying to confirm the details behind their detention. china severely restricts access to military-related areas. several japanese travelers in the past have been investigated on suspicion of entering or filming such aas with the chinese media giving little coverage to such incents. rsy ed news items. obseinvolved in the n will lead to the >>> the sceheim ofouth korea naval wlllykilledgninist thsday w hd t gerabakioonirs u. pemrsjan'pre nierapileendat . yrajor sin ceer. league record set more than 0yef ay ao tied pett year rose for the most 200-hit seasons. rose made his career in the major league. >> ichiro. 200 hits. amazing. se of the news received from broadcasting stations across asia. we beg with this item sent by cctv china. typhoonseft least 55 people dead, more than 40 missing. the typhoon made lan
Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm PDT
. the sfmta, muni, the friends of. cable car museum, the union square association, trophy masters, shanghai 1930, ghirardelli chocolates, the american automobile association, triple-a, the golden gealt disposal and recycling company, macy's and $250 cash prize donor san francisco can he -- deluxe silentseeing. let's hear it for our sponsors. yeah. all right. now i'm going to introduce all the judges. there are a whole bunch of them err and i would ask you to hold your applause until i have finished are introducing all the judges. if i hear applause we're going to have to start all over again and we're wasting daylight already. there is a newcomer, matt new comer, triple-a staff staff. and long-time supporter, mr. gilberto gadoy, frens ever the cable car museum. he's the man who makes the beautiful bell that goes to the champion every year. linda is the executive director of the union square association and a co-response of this -- so he sponsor of this competition. cinderella echen is the owner of the shanghai 1930 restaurant. and the san francisco icon and door man of the francis drake hot
Sep 16, 2010 12:30pm PDT
shanghai restaurant, ghirardelli chocolatesing, and the american automobile association and the $250 cash prize, deluxe sightseeing. let's bring up gilberto gad oy with the hand-crafted bell. and the winner is -- >> mr. leonard oates. congratulations. >> leonard oates. he retains the crown. [applause] that concludes the 47th annual cable car bell ringing contest. thank you, everybody, for coming. don't forget next year the 48th annual cable car ringing contest. stay tuned for details. >> thank you for joining us on the ribbon cutting 4 car 15. this car, the design, the poor plan, is from over 100 years ago. if -- the blueprint is from over 100 years ago. if you think about it, cable cars are the longest serving transportation can say is that we have in this city. they build these by hand using the original blueprint and the original dies, two tons of steel, over three types of wood. we are so proud of the work they are doing. this car will have its inaugural run today but i imagine 100 years from now, think of the people who will run this car. people come from all of the world to visit th
Sep 28, 2010 11:35pm PDT
live show here at the shanghai world expo. one of the few groups from the u.s. invited to perform, they are ambassadors of american culture. some of the biggest names have flown in for the event, like seven foot giant big show and ray mysterio. it's fair to say these guys don't blend, but they certainly inspire curiosity. >> are you laughing at my hands? >> reporter: yeah, i just -- i mean -- >> huge. >> reporter: i feel like i have really big hands anyway, but -- >> no, you don't. >> reporter: but those are some -- wow. >> i got to be really careful, if i go to picnics and stuff because people try to stick my fingers in a bun, you know? >> reporter: think of china and sports and kung if you or ping-pong probably jump to mind before wrestling. while the nba is hugely popular here, major league baseball and the nfl have not been so successful. wwe began flooding the chinese market a few years ago. their programming is now available in 90 million households across the country. and they're confident their simple storylines can transcend cultural distances. >> strength of it is, it's
Sep 3, 2010 7:00pm PDT
for members of the shanghai organization. it includes defense, with russia and four central asian nations. 1,000 members of the chinese member and air force have left their base by train. the drills will take place tweents september 9th and 25th with the focus on counterterrorism operations. >>> hi, time for the weather again. let's go to eastern asia and talk about our tropical storm. you can see it here in the clouds. . this is a tropical storm moving at 30 kilometers per hour. we're going to see obviously very stormy conditions, a lot of heavy rain, strong winds into saturday and sunday across the southern japanese islands. remember that we've just had pretty much the same thing from typhoon kompasu. this typhoon made landfall yesterday, near seoul in south korea. but that was after tracking pretty much the same path into the yellow sea. we've already seen a bit of a battering from storms in the islands that will be high risk for flooding and landslides. the rest of japan, mainland japan, is doingly absolutely fi. heavy rain down no northeastern china, the south as well. another area to w
Sep 7, 2010 7:00pm PDT
kong's hang seng is now down more than 1%. the shanghai key index for major blue chips is down 0.8% while the sse composite is down half a percent. japan's current account surplus rose more than 26% in july the first increase in three months. the finance ministry released a report on wednesday. it's up 26.1% in yen trends from a year earlier. the trade surplus almost doubled to about $10 billion the result of growing exports of semiconductors and electronic parts to asia and automobiles to the u.s. meanwhile the income shrank by 17.7% to about $12 billion due mainly to lower interest rates. the ministry says that exports have slowed down since the spring and it will keep a close watch on the impact of the appreciating yen. >>> japan's machinery orders also rose in july up nearly 9% from the previous month. this marks the second straight month for an increase. the cabinet office said the total value of orders received by private sector firms in july stood about $9.1 billion up 8.8% in yen terms from june. the figure is regarded as a leading indicator for capital spending over the
Sep 9, 2010 7:00pm PDT
to shanghai, even down into the southern coast and also taiwan as well, where the ground is quite saturated. heavy rains and also thunderstorms affecting the koreas today on friday, and that's going to be moving in to japan next but throughout the day it will stay dry for the most part and temperatures climbing quite nicely down in the south as well, tokyo 31 degrees, and it will be fairly cool in seoul, 23 degrees. shanghai coming in at 30 degrees. now let's head to the americas, in fact we'll start off with the flooding situation in texas here, of course, this is due to the remnants of tropical storm hermine that caused drenching downpours in the last few days. so you can see roads and highways heavily inundated in parts of texas, homes, cars and fields were submerged as well and firefighters had to be called in to rescue residents stranded by the fast rising waters. a total of six tornadoes reported in texas on wednesday. now the storm system's still packing quite a punch and creating stormy weather for this area area, bringing heavy rain to illinois, 100 millimeters of. over towards the
Sep 13, 2010 7:00pm PDT
bond. the hang seng is up 0.3%. the shanghai up 0.6%. and the sse composite up 0.4%. >>> the euro zone's economy is predicted to grow at a rate of 1.7% this year, revise friday 0.4% forecast in may. the european commission issued the latest economic outlook for the euro zone countries on monday. germany stands out with a projected growth rate of 3.4%. germany's growth is due to brisk exports to emerging economies such as china and india. the netherlands and france revised their forecast to 1.9% and 1.6% respectively. spain's economy, which is struggling with fiscal reconstruction, expected to shrink by 0.3% this year. >>> china's currancy, the yuan, reached a new high against the dollar since 2005. on the shanghai foreign change on monday, the reference rate was set for a second trading day at 6.7509 per dollar. in actual trading, the yuan closed the day at a five-year high. at the past three months, the yuan only gained 5%. in june, the chairman decided to allow half a percent fluctuation. before that. the yuan had been fixed at 6.83 per dollar. market players say the yuan upside will
Sep 14, 2010 7:00pm PDT
on the 10-year japanese government bond. hong song just started trading and up 0.4%. the shanghai key index is down 0.6% and the sse composite down 0.8%. back to the main news with catherine. >> all right. thanks very much. >>> members of the ruling democratic party voted to re-elect prime minister kan on tuesday. kan addressed the media shortly after his victory. >> i have three years left on my term as a member of the lower house. before the dpj came to power, the liberal democratic party had three short-lived prime ministers. as for the democratic party, i've stayed in my post for only three months. from now on, i will fully work on reviving the japanese economy. i will get through the three years with that determination as prime minister. >> kan was up against powerful politician ichiro ozawa in a race to lead the dpj and the country. the election was decided on a points-based system. slightly more than 1,200 points were available. kan won 721 points, while ozawa took 491. kan claimed the vast majority of points from rank and file members and supporters. he also gained more points than
Sep 20, 2010 7:00pm PDT
to a japanese youth delegation that was to start a four-day tour of shanghai on tuesday. o 1,000 japanese youngsters were scheduled to vice president. and ticket sales for the japanese pop group smap were suspended. u.s. secretary of sta state steinberg said the riff was unfortunate in light of efforts to repair the relationship in recent years. >> good relations between china and japan are interests. the important thing is to sustain dialogue and engagement is the best way to move forward. >> the u.s. military has deployed its latest unmanned surveillance aircraft in guam. the state-of-the-art drone is expected to monitor military activities in north xrkorea and china. >>> american officials held a ceremony at anderson air force base in guam on monday to mark the deployment of the global hawk. after the ceremony, u.s. commander general gary north expressed hope the cutting edge spy aircraft will improve the air force's capabilities in the asia pacific region. >> it is the perfect place to bed down a platform with this capacity that enables us to be able to fly missions north, south, east
Sep 28, 2010 7:00pm PDT
markets, hong kong's hang seng opened 0.9% higher. the shanghai key index for major blue chips is up 0.6%. and in shenzhen the sse composite is slightly down. now back to catherine. >> thanks very much, ines. >>> north korea's state-run media say that kim jong il's third son, kim jong un, has been named vice chairman of the central military commission of the korean workers' party. the announcement suggests that kim jong un has officially been chosen as kim jong il's successor. the wednesday morning report says the decision was made at the conference of the workers' party and the general meeting of the central commission, the party's leadership body. no images of kim jong un have been made public so far. members of the party's central military commission lead the korean people's army. 19 people, including kim jong il, have been chosen as members of the commission. ♪ kim jong un, who was earlier given the title of four-star general, has been named vice chairman of the central military commission, a new post. 30 years ago, when kim jong il first appeared in public as the successor to hi
Sep 8, 2010 7:00pm PDT
. he discussed his trip today -- a visit to asia and plans to visit the shanghai facility during his tour. >> the point is to remain a leader in the global economy strengthening our economic and diplomatic ties is extremely important and absolutely necessary. >> the governor will plan the shooting -- plans to visit the shanghai world expo. he is also visiting south korea and japan or during his overseas trip and the private corporate-funded protocol foundation is paying for the trip. >>> the governor returned to sacramento for budget negotiations. the budget is now 70 days late. the governor attended a big five meeting with democratic and republican leaders. so far there is no plan to close, california, $70 billion shortfall in negotiation is set to continue using a teleconference while the governors oversees. >>> california and can find out how much money is earned by members of the state assembly and their staff created for the first time legislative salaries are posted. it follows revelations of excessive salaries in the southern california city of belle and started posting simila
Sep 2, 2010 12:30pm PDT
, trophy masters shanghai restaurant, ghirardelli chocolatesing, and the american automobile association and the $250 cash prize, deluxe sightseeing. let's bring up gilberto gad oy with the hand-crafted bell. and the winner is -- >> mr. leonard oates. congratulations. >> leonard oates. he retains the crown. [applause] that concludes the 47th annual cable car bell ringing contest. thank you, everybody, for coming. don't forget next year the 48th annual cable car ringing contest. stay tuned for details. >> welcome to "culture wire." i'm your host meg. for years, free jazz concerts have been providing entertainment in downtown san francisco. people pay local musicians to perform for lunchtime crowds. the goal is not just entertainth. people in plazas are trying to create neighborhoods. what began as a forum for performers who were paid by passing the hat has become a program that provides wide exposure and more than 500 paid gigs annually for local musicians. from july through september, people in plazas produces almost 300 free performances in the lunchtime hour. the mission of people in p
Sep 18, 2010 1:30am PDT
lined up down the block. here is an example of them busting down the headquarters in shanghai. women do not want toxic bad metals. in their $100 skin cream. unfortunately, the government and procter and gamble was freaked out about this. then it was announceable, just a little bit of toxic metals, don't worry. they put the products back on the shelf and back on the market. china is the no. 1 growth market for procter and gamble. have quotes where she says china is no. 2 mark and going for no. 1 and do it by marketing our products to millions of villages across china. that is the mentality of the company, all about growth and convincing us that we need more products. these are also in the most toxic categories and increasingly marketed to younger and younger girls. this is an example of a 5 or 7 year old on the cover of a skin, hair relaxer. these are ratings, that is the most toxic hair relaxers and no. 1 is a kid's product. then for hair dye, younger and younger girls are getting hair dye. "new york times", girls 10 and 11 are getting their hair dyed into the salon. it used to be 15
Sep 6, 2010 7:00pm PDT
full scale asset management business in china. sources say mitsubishi ufj trust and the shanghai based swwg asset management company agreed that the japanese bank will purchase 33% of the chinese company's shares for about $100 million. mitsubishi is negotiating details of the plan with china's financial authorities. the chinese company is mainly managing personal assets of about 1.5 billion. mitsubishi ufj trust says individual investment will increase as china's economy grows sharply. the japanese bank is also predicting strong interest from institutional investors in areas such as pension investments. restrictions on foreign investment in the asset management business are easing in china. mitsubishi ufj trust is the first japanese bank to invest in an asset management company in china. >>> president hu jintao says his government plans to improve the living conditions of workers, in a special economic zone bordering hong kong. he made the comment at a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the special economic zone on monday. the district was designated in 1980 as
Sep 20, 2010 3:30am PDT
anniversary of our shanghai sister city. that was a significant moment, in terms of the relationship, again not just our two cities, but both countries. the first formal relations between the two countries were formed through that sister city bond. we had the opportunity to go to !bed alarm as our first trip bak there. we established a sister region between bangalore and the san francisco area. there was a delegation of leaders who went back there. obviously connected to china and asia. we felt like it needed to incorporate india. that brings us here, this 18th finding of a sister city that celebrates the contribution and connection between spain and the that it states, between the seven tesco bay area, and the region around barcelona. we of blessed to have a lot of similarities in terms of our respective cities. notably, commitment to economic empowerment, innovation, well- established and informed through biotech, life sciences, nano tech, green tech. of course, spain has made its own contributions to that effort. we are also looking to creating a framework behind digital media and digita
Sep 1, 2010 7:00pm PDT
, hong kong's hang seng opened 1.2% higher. it's currently up 1.3%. the shanghai index for major blue chips is up 0.7%. and in shenzhen the sse composite is up 0.6%. >>> the bank of japan will offer low-interest loans for a year to financial institutions starting next week. it's part of a new scheme to boost the economy. the central bank will provide loans with an annual interest rate of .1%. 47 private banks will borrow a total of about $5.5 billion. the fund will finance 1,342 projects. the boj says $1.3 billion will be loaned to environment and energy companies. regional businesses will get $1.1 billion. $657 million will be spent on construction and another $650 million for medical and nursing care services. the central bank plans to provide $35.5 billion in bank loans by june 2012 to spur economic growth. >>> japan's suzuki motor is feeling the pinch from the surging yen. the car maker has dropped plans to build a domestic industrial park with parts suppliers. suzuki began assembling vehicles for europe and other markets at its plant in shizuoka prefecture, central japan, in 2008
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm PDT
in shanghai. now, the governor will also be trying to drum up new business for california while he is in asia. kcbs radio's matt bigler shows us how silicon valley could end up benefitting big time. >> reporter: governor schwarzenegger will be in china later this week for a six-day tour, at which time he is expected to sell silicon valley as the host of the 2020 world expo. that's according to the "san francisco chronicle." form early-morning known as the world's fair -- formerly known as the world's fair, it's being hosted in shanghai this year and so far has attracted nearly 50 million visitors so it's a very high-profile event. we talked to one leading advocate here in silicon valley, who said that having the governor as pitchman in chief will be a big shot in the arm when it comes time to convince the world to should be here in silicon valley. this would cost millions to prepare the region for this. at the same time, it would leave silicon valley with upgraded infrastructure and facilities as is generally the result of the world expo. i'm matt bigler in san jose for cbs 5. >>> a big pot b
Sep 3, 2010 2:00pm PDT
was just in shanghai, it seems like a few weeks back, and literally, the day that we arrived was the day that this piece of the bridge was shipped off. if it could have gotten on the plane, we would have been here a few weeks ago, but it took a little bit of time. it was wonderful to actually be here with some of the folks that were doing the construction out in shanghai, a sister city of san francisco, and to see it be here. it is a wonderful sight indeed. this is a world class structure. there is nothing like it in the united states of america. one could argue there's no tower like this anywhere in the world. this is something for generations that we're going to be very proud of. we have the icon, which is the golden gate bridge. i think the bay bridge is beautiful. it always is the stepchild of the golden gate, but i think that could change. nothing will replace the putin and majesty of the golden gate, the folks will be talking about this bridge all around the world. it is absolutely spectacular. has been a work of love and passion. so many people that made this happen and kept this
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